Following on from our photo story about life in Mae La refugee camp on the Thailand-Myanmar border, we take a closer look at the livelihoods of the camp’s residents. How do the refugees make a living while confined by the laws of their host country, and what effects will Myanmar’s political developments have on their future?
“I was a lucky child because I had parents who believed that girls were as essential as boys… we were not treated differently.”
Gro Harlem Brundtland speaks about her parents’ vision of equality and its impact on her childhood.
“There’s not anything you achieve as individuals; you achieve within a context of building on strengths of other people around you”
Raised by her mother and eldest sister, Graça Machel reflects on how family unity led her to believe achievements are a collective effort.
“Education is not only to serve ourselves as individuals but to serve others."
Ernesto Zedillo discusses his belief, learned from his parents and teachers, that education is about benefitting the community.